UK’s Johnson: ‘Strong possibility’ Brexit talks will fail

  • Two rostrums stand prepared for a possible joint statement after a dinner meeting by Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen, in Brussels, Belgium, Wednesday Dec. 9, 2020. The political leaders are meeting in the hope of finalising a Brexit trade deal between Britain and the European bloc. (Aaron Chown/Pool via AP)

BRUSSELS — With a chaotic and costly no-deal Brexit three weeks away, leaders of both the European Union and United Kingdom saw an ever likelier collapse of trade talks Thursday, and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson even spoke of a “strong possibility” of failure.